Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hope to swim in the Artist Pool

I am on Facebook. I kinda like it. I'm also on Myspace. I kinda like them both for different and similar reasons.
Anyway, I have started a group on Facebook, "West Branch Artist Pool" . This is a place for visual and performing artists of all ages to contact one another, see each others' works, and as stated in the title, a pool from which to find varieties of artists in the West Branch area. This can also be used as a tool for the West Branch Film Initiative, or any organization or individual looking for a certain kind of musician, painter, or actor. If you live in the West Branch area and are an artist or know of one, send them over! They don't have to be professionals. They could be students or hobbyists.
So, click on West Branch Artists' Pool to check it out.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Richard Brauer Filmmaking Workshop in WEST BRANCH!!!

The West Branch Children's Film Festival will be featuring a workshop on making films on Saturday, January 17th at 1pm in the West Branch Library.
This event will be taught by Michigan filmmaker Richard Brauer. He is most famous for his work as writer and producer of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" with Jeff Daniels. Here's a link to his site:
http://www.brauer.com Here you can find a list of other films he's done, including "Frozen Stupid" in Houghton Lake with Ernest Borgnine and "Mr. Art Critic" with Bronson Pinchot on Makinac Island.
Here's also a link to the Film Festival site:
I am very excited about this event, as well as the work the festival and the West Branch Area Film Initiative is doing.
The festival is always looking for more professional filmmakers and actors interested in teaching workshops or judging the festival's films if you know of anyone in the field.